Saturday, March 24, 2007

Good taste?.......

I just received an email from a company today advertising the release of Dark Alley's new DVD entitled "Gaytanamo".

Whilst this style of hardcore punishment is right up my alley I was a little...unsettled..... by the name. Im not sure where the line lies on this one? Whilst my initial reaction was to smirk somewhat (as it is a very smart play on the word) I soon became uncomfortable with a porn video which sets its torture in an actual real life torture camp.... Does this make me a hypocrite? Or just reaffirm my limits when dealing with these S&M situations. (ie Full Consent, safety words, discussed limits and absolute respect)

While the video itself look sexy as hell, what do y'all think about this? Is this too close to the truth to be getting off on? Should we be trivializing whats going on??


At 12:25 AM, Blogger Sue said...

I don't think we should be trivializing what is going on at Guantanamo. Boy, it is the last place on Earth that I would want to be (no rights, they can do whatever the fuck they want to you and nobody knows). It is a national embarrassment to my country what is happening over there and I cannot believe we are doing it. It makes me hate being an American. Just one more of the horrors that my country perpetrates on the world. Mea culpa.

Now available as porno. Fitting punishment I suppose. Hardy har har.

At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sickening. Same with you. Sounds hot, but damn. That's WRONG as fuck.

To trivialize what is happening to those men, regardless of their involvment, is inhuman.

I think I just threw up a little. Ugh.

At 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I so agree with you guys. This is beyond bad taste. Endorsing the reductive, frivolous ideology of Gaytanamo (by buying it) plays right into the hands of sociopaths like Rush Limbaugh who once tried to trivialize the horror of Abu Grahib as "no worse than gay porn".
Let Dark Alley know that you and I don't think it's fun trading on the reality of Gitmo - the shredding of Constitutional Rights and Protections, torture used in your name and my name without any Congressonal protest - and the sort of torture we're talking about is destroying minds and bodies, in defiance of the Constitutions's prohibition on "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"; this is not the play-torture celebrated in movies like this, blearily perpetrated by a bunch of sorry-ass drug-addled leather boys. Let Dark Alley know that enough is enough and vote on their product with your wallet !

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Will said...

I agree that this is over the line, exploiting the suffering of others cynically inflicted by a soulless government on people held without rights of any kind. I'll pass this one up and revert to my Adriano Marquez videos, thank you very much.

At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The movie is widely miunderstood. As I read on the Dark Alley's blog, it was made exactly to speak out against what the government is doing with laws and with prisoners. It's a farce directed at harmful policies and practices. If politically influenced media cant openly criticize the government then why should we not allow pornographers do that?


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